​​Population Health at the IHI National Forum

December 8-11, 2019 | Orlando, FL

Population Health is a featured track at the 2019 IHI National Forum.

Triple Aim for Populations

​Our goal: Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. More >>
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.

In the Spotlight

Clinical Transformation for Mental and Behavioral Health
A Health Affairs Blog post outlines what’s needed to make transformative changes in care for those with mental and behavioral health as well as substance use disorder issues, including specific ways to begin removing barriers to care and provide trauma-informed care. IHI and Well Being Trust are partnering to develop innovative approaches for care within EDs and community-based organizations for these patient populations.

Providing Optimal Patient-Centered Care to Engage Patients as Partners in Care
This CMSAToday article features the Indian Health Service Chinle Service Unit, a past participant in several IHI initiatives: the Indian Health Service Improving Patient Care program, the IHI Triple Aim initiative, and the Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs initiative. The article provides an update on their Triple Aim journey serving the Navajo Nation.

The Triple Aim: Why We Still Have a Long Way to Go
In this blog post, IHI President Emeritus Don Berwick describes the societal role of the Triple Aim, comments on the so-called “quadruple aim,” and describes how the Triple Aim continues to surprise him.

Normalizing Conversations about What Matters Most in Life and Death
A blog post from The Conversation Project describes how one pastor is pairing her medical knowledge with encouraging values-based conversations to guide her congregants to reflect on the reality of aging, illness, and dying, and to consider what kinds of decisions they might make in the face of these realities.

Two Hundred Years of Health and Medical Care
To what extent has better medical care improved population health? This VOX article provides a 200-year, data-driven retrospective.

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